The standard slate of prerequisites consists of three courses chosen from those listed below, but each applicant should discuss with the Faculty Director how s/he might fulfill the required prerequisites.
The more academic preparation done ahead of time, the more rewarding the experience abroad tends to be. Students are urged to take more than three of the courses listed below if they can fit them into their schedules. A grade of B- or better is required in these courses in order for them to count as a prerequisite for the program.
- Classical Studies 6: Introduction to Classical Archaeology
- Classical Studies 11: Special Topics in Greek and Roman History (when taught on a Greek topic)
- Classical Studies 12: Special Topics in Greek and Roman Archaeology (when taught on a Greek topic)
- Classical Studies 14: History of Archaic and Classical Greece
- Classical Studies 15: Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Kings
- Classical Studies 19: Theories and Methods in Ancient History (when taught on a Greek topic)
- Classical Studies 20: Greek Prehistoric Archaeology: The Emergence of Civilization in the Aegean
- Classical Studies 21: From Disaster to Triumph: Greek Archaeology from the Destruction of Mycenae to the Persian Wars
- Classical Studies 22: Greek Classical Archaeology: City-States and Pan-hellenic Sanctuaries
- Greek 11: Modern Greek 1 (or its equivalent)
Under special circumstances and with the consent of the program director, certain courses taught in the Department of Art History may be used to fulfill one of the prerequisites.